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24 May 2007 @ 10:59 am
zilli update  
Well, Zilli broke two toes clean through and is in a cast for six weeks or possibly more and is extremely unhappy, but, as the vet said, also very lucky. He's lugging this little cast around and meowing, and he's not supposed to go up and down stairs because he could knock the cast loose. We need a baby gate. We're also supposed to make very sure he doesn't lick a lot, because the padding under the cast is cotton and could, if it gets wet enough, swell up and cut off circulation and he could lose the leg. We've got an Elizabethan collar for him if necessary, which would really suck, because he's so paranoid about collars that if you put one on him he backs up into the nearest corner and keeps backing up until he's on his hind feet, trying to escape it. I think I'll take Mom's suggestion and buy some waterproof tape for the top of the wrapping around the cast.

This is no fun at all.
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: i don't like mondays
Janne: tea comfortjanne on May 24th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
Poor little cat, hope healing proceeds uneventfully and quickly.
Lauraskeagsidhe on May 24th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty! As if you needed any more stress in your life right now!
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on May 24th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Poor cat. How's her tail?

jacob_dayjacob_day on May 24th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sympathies. We duct taped a bandage onto our cowcat's paw once, he managed to get it off in about 24 hours. Poor thing...
Genistagenitiggie on May 24th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
OW! Poor Zilli.
irishkate: Athenairishkate on May 24th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
hugs for the minding of a stressed kitty.

Hope he manages to relax about the cast. Lots of love.

sammywolsammywol on May 24th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Cat in a cast?! Crikey! Poor thing. No wonder he is grouchy. Those two things do not go togetehr at all.
Shoka RedEarsshoka on May 24th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor Zilli!

Is the cotton lick-accessible from the top of the cats, bottom or both?

And while I feel for him, is there any chance of seeing a pic of him in the cast? I want to chow Hana that life could be much worse than having to have teeny pills popped into her mouth 2x a day. :)
Ambarambar on May 25th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
holy guaca-kitty-mole!

*beams calming thoughts to the Zillimonster*